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In any competition there is always a woman or man who finishes last. Many times their story of overcoming adversity is just as good or better than the person who won the event. In this article our very own Jason Jaksetic reminds us how failure is simply a breif stop on the path to success and how being the worst person in the competition gives you the unique advantage of learning the most of anyone in the game. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  by Jason Jaksetic

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Joe Desena, Keith Jardine, MMA, Spartanup podcast, UFC -

Check out the latest episode of the SPARTAN UP! Podcast where Joe Desena catches up with the "Dean of Mean" Keith Jardine who tells us about his formative years wrestling and playing football, fighting and his career in the UFC, and how he pivoted in to a completely different new profession after his fighting career. Follow us on instagram @spartancombat   

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As Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu continues to gain more mainstream popularity around the world, the sport is seeing a very diverse and expanding demographic of participants. Men, women and children of all ages are experiencing the many mental and physical benefits that the sport has to offer. A common question many folks start to ask as they approach 40 years old is “Am I too old to start or continue BJJ training?". The answer to this question is NO, you are not too old. People of all ages can benefit from training. A better question you may want to ask yourself is...

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If your new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you might be wondering what the different color Gi's mean and what color you should be wearing to train or compete. The correct answer may vary from school to school but the official answer is there is no official answer and it really depends. Many international competition rules (see below) require Gi's to be white, blue or black with strict requirements on sizing and patch placement. Otherwise, for daily club training or local competition, Gi color tends to be a matter of preference between the instructor and/or the athlete. While its always best to ask your...

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